Takekuma Castle (Hitachi)

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Takekumajō was a hirajiro (flatland castle) built in a rectangle formation, 500m east to west, 400m north to south, in the middle 14th century by Ishikawa Nozomiki as a fortified residence. In 1416 the Edo Clan used Takekumajō to attack and capture Babajō (which they re-named Mitojō). When the Satake Clan ousted the Edo Clan from Mitojō in 1590, they installed Azuma Yoshihisa as castellan of Takekumajō. All remains of the castle were demolished in the early Edo Period (1650s) to make way for infrastructural works, including a new highway.

Visit Notes

There's just a marker here to signify the former site of Takekuma Castle, and no ruins.


Castle Profile
English Name Takekuma Castle (Hitachi)
Japanese Name 常陸武熊城
Alternate Names 武熊館
Founder Ishikawa Nozomiki
Year Founded 14th century
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Marker only
Visitor Information
Access Mito Station on the Jouban Line; 20 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; parking lot
Time Required 1 min
Location Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 22' 0.73" N, 140° 29' 25.48" E
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Added to Jcastle 2020
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